StumbleUpon was launched well before social media networks like Facebook and Twitter facilitated content discovery. You could spend hours on the service discovering new websites with a single click. It has served millions of people faithfully over the years but has been in a state of decline for the past few years. StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp has now confirmed that the service is being shut down 16 and a half years after it was first launched in 2002. StumbleUpon users don’t have to worry, though, as there’s an alternative for them.

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Camp recommends that any remaining StumbleUpon users shift their accounts to Mix.com, another one of his projects, which he says is a better option it was created after learning many lessons from StumbleUpon “to take content discovery to the next level.”

Camp mentioned that StumbleUpon has been used by more than 40 million users over the years and served more than 60 billion stumbles. The latest project that he’s involved in, Mix.com, will help people find obscure but interesting content that has been recommended by people they know and trust.

All StumbleUpon accounts will be transitioned to Mix.com over the next few months. To make the transition as smooth as possible, users will be able to register and import their StumbleUpon favorites, interests, and tags with a few clicks.

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